Sexual Abuse Support for Adults

We provide support for adults impacted by sexual abuse in adulthood or childhood.

Sexual Abuse Support

Sexual Abuse Support for Adults

We provide support for adults impacted by sexual abuse in adulthood or childhood.

Sexual Abuse Support


Sexual Abuse Support for Adults in Northern Ireland

At Nexus we provide various types of support and information to people impacted by sexual abuse and abusive relationships across Northern Ireland. We deliver individual counselling to people aged 8+, and also psycho-educational group support and personal development programmes as part of our aftercare service, RESET. The support route will depend on the needs of the individual at the point of triage, which is when a member of our clinical team talks to the client to determine where they are in their journey and what support would suit them best. Take a look at our Client Journey information sheet to learn more about what the recovery journey can look like for a Nexus client by clicking here.

So we can be sure you are ready to process your trauma through specialised counselling, we ask that an initial self-referral form is completed so we can take you through our processes and assign or signpost you to the most appropriate support. The needs of our clients are always at the heart of what we do, and we need this information to find the best support for you. The link to complete a referral form can be found at the bottom of this page. If you need any support completing this form, you can contact our administration team who will be more than happy to help you.

Please note that given the nature of our work, everyone at Nexus is trained to communicate with empathy and compassion, however our admin team are not trained counsellors and are there to help you make a referral and assist with appointments. If you feel you need immediate support in addition to making a referral to join counselling we encourage you to contact the 24/7 Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline on 0808 802 1414, or via live chat at

Counselling for Adults Impacted by Sexual Abuse

Counselling is a form of therapy, where you are given a safe and confidential space to talk about anything in your life that may be confusing, causing you emotional pain or creating distress. Our counselling support will give you the opportunity to speak with a trained professional be face-to-face at one of our regional hubs, via telephone, or by virtual video call.

Click below to learn more about how counselling can help you and the relevant Nexus policies around counselling, such as for missed counselling sessions.

Make a Referral into Nexus Services

If you wish to embark on individual counselling we encourage you to complete our secure online referral form for adults who have been impacted by sexual abuse in childhood, adulthood, or both.

Once we receive your referral, we will process it internally, and one of our team will be in touch to arrange next steps with you. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of referrals, but rest assured we will be in touch as soon as we can.

Click the button below to complete the referral form. If you have any queries about completing this form or the overall process, you can contact us via your preferred method and we will do our best to help you.

Explore our Self Help Resources

We have collated a range of self help resources to support survivors of sexual abuse and abusive relationships. Self help resources can be useful for survivors of sexual abuse who may be waiting for counselling or other support to begin, those who may not be ready to start counselling or other therapeutic interventions, or those who have completed their counselling journey. Click the button below to explore a range of resources that may help you.

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